The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTS Arts) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject—from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 400 Utah elementary schools in 36 districts, including over 30 charter schools, and is serving over 300,000 students. Though there are no preschool-specific lesson plans, many of the kindergarten lesson plans could be adapted for preschool.
In this lesson, students will investigate the vast cultural impact on American culture of teen dance shows in general, and the Twist in particular.
This is a lesson created for a beginning dance class. Students have the opportunity to explore the elements of dance, creating theme, and building movement phrases based on both.
This lesson utilizes the experience-text-relationship method to enhance comprehension of the story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone," a traditional Goshute tale. It includes an experience-eliciting discussion/activity, a discussion about the students' reading of the story, and a discussion relating students' experiences to the content of the story. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center. These stories come with glossaries of traditional language vocabulary and teaching points. The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge "Elements of Dance" lesson plan (http://bit.ly/2Em9JZN) for teaching dance elements can be tied in with "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" by incorporating the action words used in the story for choreographing a dance movement experience as a class.Lesson Plan Author: LeeAnn Parker
Students program their first game to playfully reinforce letter-sound correspondence! They program each sprite to respond one of two ways, depending on if it represents a correct or incorrect answer.
Find strategies and activities that you can use in the classroom that tie directly to the Early learning Preschool core standards.
Children will listen to music and stop their bodies from moving when the music pauses. This allows students to explore movement through dance and also helps build self-control as they start and stop activities.
A curriculum unit of three lessons in which students explore Hopi place names, poetry, song, and traditional dance to better understand the ways Hopi people connect with the land and environment through language. The unit is centered on the practice of growing corn. Students make inferences about language, place, and culture and also look closely at their own home environment and landscape to understand the places, language, and songs that give meaning to cultures and communities
Children will listen to music and dance to the beat of that music using large coordinated movements of isolated body parts. An adult or peer will be holding up cards to demonstrate what body part to move.
Explore the traditional Native American Round Dance. Invite a Native American to share proper Round Dance steps. Compare and contrast beats of various Round Dance songs.
The Indigenous tribes/nations of Utah ask that teachers reach out to Native Americans within the community for assistance in teaching the Round Dance. Contacting families within your school community would be ideal. If other avenues are needed, contact your district Title VI coordinator or Indian education department within your state education system.
Children will listen to Head Shoulders Knees and Toes as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Allow children to help point out the words as they are ready. Once your child(ren) knows the song and the motions, they will sing the song and control their movements by keeping their body movements in a designated space.
Children will listen to Old McDonald as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Allow children to help point out the words as they are ready. Once your child(ren) knows the song and the motions, they will sing the song and control their movements to a designated space as they act out the animals.
Children will listen to The Wheels on the Bus as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Children will participate with listening and movement.
In this lesson, students investigate these questions by analyzing videos of dancing through the decades. With the help of a worksheet, student groups watch footage of the Charleston and Lindy Hop, the Mambo, "Love-in" dancing, Disco, and Break Dancing. Based on their informed observation of these styles, they then debate whether dance has "evolved" in American culture, or remained mostly the same.
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations. Their Mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.